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CDOT plan for I-70 viaduct calls for dropping road below ground level

This portion of Interstate 70 is a critical economic link for Colorado.  This portion of the Ports-to-Plains Corridor is the major gateway to Interstate 25 and to the mountains by way of I-70 west.  Finalizing this plan and moving forward on a replacement is an investment in Colorado’s economy.  Without this section of highway, what are the options? Extremely Limited!


Residents will get a first look at the plan at a meeting Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Commerce City Civic Center, 7887 E. 60th Ave., and on Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Swansea Recreation Center, 2650 E. 49th Ave.

Click here for complete article > Denver Post

May 1, 2012

A hated I-70 viaduct that divides two low-income Denver neighborhoods would be replaced under a new plan to drop the highway below ground level between Brighton and Colorado boulevards.

The plan also calls for construction of an 800-foot-long deck over the interstate south of Swansea Elementary School that could become a park or open space.

The viaduct changes, which are part of the larger I-70 East project, would add $150 million on top of what is already anticipated to be a $1 billion project. That will make it one of the most expensive projects in the history of the Colorado Department of Transportation, said Don Hunt, the CDOT executive director…

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